Although we are already two month’s in of the year 2016, that does not mean we can’t still talk about the highlights of 2015. 2015 was a year full of incredible music from ground breaking artists. Track after track and hit after hit, 2015 will definitely go down history as one of the best years of modern music. A lot of artists have reinvented themselves and in turn gained a lot more fans than they already have while there are some that lost an important part of their music and have decided to take a break from the music scene after releasing hit after hit. You probably all know those artists that I am talking about so why don’t we get this list started. Here are the top 10 pop songs released in 2015!
10. Stitches by Shawn Mendez
A newcomer from the big players of the music industry, we’re starting off this list with Shawn Mendez’ hit song Stitches. Canadian singer songwriter Shawn Mendez has proven that in order to become big in the cutthroat industry of music, an unforgettable debut is the ticket to super stardom. And “Stitches” is definitely that.
9. Focus by Ariana Grande
The pop princess is back again, further shedding her Disney image into a pop superstar. After hits like “Problem” and “Love Me Harder”, she was sure to be successful in the music industry. And “Focus” just cemented her spot as one of the music acts that spouts hit after hit no matter what she releases.
8. Lips Are Moving by Meghan Trainor
Despite all the controversy that Meghan Trainor received with her hit song “All That Bass”, she managed to show the world that she will soon be a big player in the music industry. She already made a mark in the industry and with Lips Are Moving, it’s most likely that she will be a strong contender in the next couple of years.
7. Bad Blood by Taylor Swift
T-Swift is in the house and she can do no wrong. After her incredible hit “Blank Space”, there is just no stopping her. With her many connections and celebrity friends, the music video for “Bad Blood” was so star-studded that it was a bit surprising that she knew all those people and was able to get them to film a music video together.
6. Hotline Bling by Drake
How can anyone forget about one of the most parodied music video of the year? “Hotline Bling” is basically one of those hits that no one will ever forget. With Drake’s interesting moves, he surely caught the eye of so many fans and non-fans alike. Now that the term “Hotline Bling” has been made popular, Drake is just one of those artists who can make something out of nothing and turn it into something big.
5. Love Me Like You Do by Ellie Goulding
Ellie Goulding is definitely one of the biggest acts of today’s music industry. As the soundtrack for one of the most anticipated and most watched movies of the year, Fifty Shades of Grey, “Love Me Like You Do” became a global success. In fact, it was even nominated two times in the much coveted Grammy Awards.
4. Want To Want Me by Jason Derulo
How can anyone not like this song? From the very romantic and very charming Jason Derulo, Want to Want Me was a bit of a surprise from him. If you’re a Michael Jackson fan, Jason Derulo could probably do an exceptional job in covering his songs. Well, one of Jason Derulo’s musical inspirations is Michael Jackson after all.
3. Sorry by Justin Beiber
One of the many songs in his salvation album that deserve to be in this list, “Sorry” along with “Where Are You Now” and “What Do You Mean” has gained him so many fans that it’s starting to seem ridiculous. Don’t get me wrong, he has a lot of fans, but he also has a lot of anti-fans and then a lot more people who just don’t care about his music. The moment he released the bomb, he smashed the charts and topped music charts all over the world. In turn, he turned these anti-fans into fans.
2. Drag Me Down by One Direction
Even though it is still a bitter topic to talk about, One Direction has had a roller coaster of a year. 2015 was full of ups and downs for One Direction and the millions of Directioners. With Zayn Malik deciding to split from the world phenomenon, One Direction will never be the same. Although “Drag Me Down” became one of the best pop songs of the year, it was still yet a gain a bittersweet release because they are taking a break from the music scene for who knows how long.
1. Hello by Adele
The queen is back with her world record breaking hit Hello, gaining 100 million views on YouTube in just 5 days. Talk about slayage to the highest level. After being away for quite a while, she came back as strong as ever, ready to grab a Grammy or two. With this heart wrenching mega-hit, Adele is without a doubt one fo the best artists of today.